Color image of a Dakota loom frame or heddle with wooden bars, early-to-mid 1800s.

Dakota wood loom frame

A Dakota loom frame or heddle with wooden bars, early-to-mid 1800s.

Colorized picture postcard featuring a Dakota woman making beadwork, c.1930.

Dakota woman making beadwork

Colorized picture postcard featuring a Dakota woman making beadwork, c.1930.

Color image of Dakota band with loomed, geometric beadwork, c.1890.

Dakota beadwork band

Dakota band with loomed, geometric beadwork, c.1890.

Evolution of Dakota Beadwork

Dakota people in what is now Minnesota began using glass beads to decorate clothing, bags, and household items in the mid-nineteenth century. The practice both reinforced and transformed Dakota art, allowing Native artists to preserve a creative tradition that continues in the twenty-first century.

Black and white photograph of a crew excavating in the Round Tower at Fort Snelling in preparation for restoration, 1965. Photographed by Terry Garvey.

Excavating in the Round Tower at Fort Snelling in preparation for restoration

Excavating in the Round Tower at Fort Snelling in preparation for restoration, 1965. Photographed by Terry Garvey.

Black and white photograph of the interior of the Round Tower Museum, 1941.

Interior of the Round Tower Museum

Interior of the Round Tower Museum, 1941.

Color scan of a Round Tower postcard, c.1910.

Colorized Round Tower postcard

Round Tower postcard, c.1910.

Color scan of a Round Tower postcard, c.1905.

Round Tower postcard

Round Tower postcard, c.1905.

Oil painting of Round Tower by moonlight, c.1888.

Oil painting of Round Tower by moonlight

Oil painting of round tower by moonlight, c.1888.

Black and white photograph of Clement Haupers giving a lecture on the St. Croix river, c.1969.

Clement Haupers giving a lecture on the St. Croix river

Clement Haupers giving a lecture on the St. Croix river and displaying his paintings of the St. Croix area in the Livingston-Griggs Amusement Room, c.1969.

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